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Boeing's new U.S. Air Force tanker, the KC-46A, has completed tests required for FAA certification. Now it has to work on getting deliveries to the Air Force ASAP.
Under pressure from the Senate Armed Services Committee, the U.S. Navy has agreed to begin shock tests on its $13 billion carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford.
U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told the House Armed Services Committee that she is skeptical of Boeing's claims that it will deliver the new Air Force KC-46A tanker on schedule.
Boeing has begun testing a prototype of its unmanned aerial vehicle that is competing for a U.S. Navy contract for an unmanned carrier-based refueling tanker.
An Air Force spokesman said Tuesday that Boeing is likely to miss its contractual delivery date for the first 18 KC-46A refueling tankers. This is just the latest in a long history of delays...
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg and U.S. President Donald Trump met earlier this week to work out the final contract for a new Air Force One fleet. An announcement is expected soon.
The U.S. Air Force is proceeding with plans to renovate and replace parts of the nation's strategic bomber fleet. If Congress approves the president's proposed budget, the Air Force will get $2.3...
A failed test last week of a ballistic missile defense system was the second failure in less than a year.
A test of a missile that can intercept incoming ballistic missiles failed Wednesday. Few details are available from the U.S. Defense Department.
Boeing on Wednesday unveiled a design concept for a hypersonic aircraft for reconnaissance and other missions that could reach speeds of up to five times the speed of sound.
The U.S. State Department has approved U.S. companies' sales of small arms and other light weapons, including perhaps anti-tank missiles, to Ukraine.
Boeing unveiled its unmanned tanker Tuesday in St. Louis. The company is competing with two other drone makers for a U.S. Navy contract to supply carrier-based refueling drones.
Boeing flew the first of 18 KC-46A tankers it has contracted to deliver in 2018 to the U.S. Air Force. The company will miss its internal target for a first delivery by the end of the year.
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Boeing has moved two 747s to its order book that had previously been listed as going to an unidentified customer. That customer is the U.S. Air Force and the planes are the new fleet that comprises...